Monday, September 9, 2013

The Greatest Solo PvPer Ever?

D400. A name that sends a shudder through the quivering, craven masses of carebeardom.


Those who read MinerBumping's "Kills of the Week" posts with regularity are no stranger to Agent D400's heroism. He's an expert at sniffing out expensive implants in Code-violators' pods. Of course, he doesn't just sniff them out--he kills them. But even MinerBumping readers may not be aware of the full extent of D400's courageous deeds.


In just a few months, D400 has made his mark in the world of EVE combat. This is his personal Eve-Kill.net killboard. In August alone, he scored 770 kills and inflicted 102 billion isk in damage against the carebears. And nearly all of that was done solo.


Above, a snippit of just part of one of D400's days. All those 1's next to the purple squares represent solo kills. Day after day, hour after hour, D400 racks up kills against the bot-aspirants. He's slowed down only by the 15-minute aggression timer that keeps highsec gankers in station between kills. That, and the fact that even D400 has to sleep each night. For a while. Some might say he's even more of a machine than the bots and bot-aspirants he kills. But what makes D400's reign of mercy so impressive is that it was done by a flesh-and-blood human being, one with more soul than all the carebears combined.

A handful of his kills involve the assistance of other Agents, but the vast majority of his killboard is comprised of solo kills. In August, he inflicted considerably more damage all by himself than many "elite" nullsec PvP alliances with hundreds of members do, total.


How does he do it? Well, he kills carebear pods like this one, with a value of over 8 billion isk on the in-game killmail. D400 loves podding the enemies of the New Order. He podded a whopping 399 bot-aspirants during August alone.


At nearly 100 billion isk in a single month, it's likely that D400 broke all records for solo PvP by anyone, anywhere, at any time in EVE's history. This fact may make certain people in certain corners of the EVE galaxy wince with disapproval. D400 won't be featured in an official EVE "community spotlight" or be given a favorable mention at the CCP company Christmas party. But the Agents of the New Order of Highsec know the difference between right and wrong. And they know a legend when they see one. D400, you have the thanks of all good men and women in highsec today. Please accept this autographed portrait of me. You've earned it.

39 comments:

  1. D400, I salute you. - o7

    - Guybertini

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  2. D400 is a monster. I'm glad he's our monster. Nice work!

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  3. D and BLACKSKULL took me on my baptism gank, and my 2nd ever as well.
    im not half the ganker he is, and mathmatically im not one FIVE-HUNDREDTH the ganker that D is, since i started.

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  4. D400 spoke to me once, true story.

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  5. I looted the wreck of D400's scout once!

    -OB

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  6. I kissed a girl and I liked it.

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  7. eh we all know he is fed 90% of the kills that show up on this site. keep spreading the bullshit we all know its mainly spin and bullshit.

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    1. @anon 11:37, I think you'll find that bullshit contains 100% bullshit. Minerbumping however, is crafted from pure gold!

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  8. Been killing a fair bit of ventures out in Umokka past day or so. Glory to The New Order

    http://imgur.com/mb5zD41

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  9. Eh only pussies kill mining ships show some real ship vs ship battles oh wait that would break the code wouldnt it.

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    1. There are no "real" ship to ship battles in Eve. They're all imaginary space pixel ship battles. Anybody that has reached the age of reason is well aware of this.

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    2. I thought Goonswarm killed e-bushido and e-honour when Bob was felled.

      It's a game have fun if you can't have fun choose some other form of gameplay or I'm sorry to say a different game. There is no shame in admitting Eve is not the game for you. I've taken breaks but the pull and lure is really strong and well doing the same thing amd expecting a different result is madness.

      So much easier to enjoy all aspects of the game without the shackle of the Plex around your neck every 30 days.

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  10. Dear Anonymous poster #6,214 (10:27):
    While I thank you for your supremely well thought out and enlightening post, Im very thankful for you filling my " Youre not following your own code" Miner Bingo card spot! Thats a hard one to get!
    Now, on to the point. Youre certainly NOT the first person to ever come here and say this exact same thing, nor will you be the last.
    Since logic and reasoning arent something to seem to posess a funtional level of let me give you a very simple example:
    Asking the members of a BUMPING AND GANKING group, on a BUMPING AND GANKING website to show some "real ship vs ship battles" is like asking the host of a shadetree mechanic website to show you some examples of how to bake cupcakes.
    Its a completely idiotic request. Last time I checked, every ship in eve is as "real" as any other ship. If youre asking that the members of the New Order provide YOU with a list of wins or losses just because you dont think they have any, proves your deductive reasoning skills are as nonexistant as your actual character name attached to your reply.
    Show me yours and Ill show you mine.

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    1. Love him or hate him D400 is good at what he does. And nobody can argue that point (his record speaks for itself)

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  11. \o/ Keep up the great work D!!! You're an inspiration to us all (whipes tear) o7

    -Galaxy Pig


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  12. One time I said something in channel and D400 lol'd. I have the screenshot of it as my desktop background.

    Much love Big D

    John E Normus

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    4. Posting this many comments? He jelly

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    5. So let me get this straight and see if I understand correctly. You recycle a bunch of obvious points that hundreds of people have already made, then apologize profusely for being so repetitive, despite knowing that you're being repetitive as you do it. Is that correct?

      I readily admit to never paying any heed to your writing before your quadruple posting caught my eye. Speaking as someone who primarily makes single posts without apologizing for the content contained therein, I found this pattern interesting to say the least.

      I'm simply wondering if I have your basic premise correct or if I'm missing some reason for your rambling inanity?

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    6. I must admit I'm a little confused. You go on and on about how real PvP is about fighting ships that can fight back, but on your blog there's an recent excerpt from your corp mates that says otherwise. It's all about how someone's ship is so poorly fit that it deserved to die, and so they killed it with a large wolfpack to put it out of its misery. The excerpt sounds exactly like New Order gankers explaining to a miner why his mackinaw deserved to die. Are you going to kick everyone out of your corp now, Rixx? (http://eveoganda.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-gnosis-pilot.html)

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    7. Orrr you could just eliminate the hypocrisy by deleting all 4 comments. Well played.

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  14. For Rixx Javix: please point on the killboard where the bad D400 touches your pod.

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  15. Anyone with more podkills than me must be doing something right.

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  16. For the record, I admit to rarely reading this blog. That is my mistake and I'll own up to it. So I am generally ignorant of the entire thing to be honest. I am man enough to admit that.

    As an admitted anarchist I have no problem with Hi-Sec ganking, or ganking in general, to those who are blind to basic game mechanics. It is true that I prefer a "good fight" and strive to find and provide those whenever possible. But that is beside the general point of causing as much chaos, havoc and explosions as possible.

    My mistake here was to poke my nose into something I had no business poking it into. And that is why I deleted my previous comments.

    No harm no foul. As you were.

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    1. There's nothing wrong with individuals preferring a "good fight". The problem is when people try to project those preferences onto EVE as a whole, which has plenty of room, by design, for those who prefer maximizing tears, or to educate the worst targets by example, et cetera. If someone really wants only "good fights", there are games which are specifically designed to make initial conditions for each fight more fair--EVE is designed to allow for long term choices to affect the initial conditions of each fight, to allow for good fights and for massacres--which makes it more realistic and more complex than games with a shorter and more rigid framework. Therefore, it seems likely that most people who proclaim themselves to be all about "fair fights" actually enjoy at least some part of the metagame that precedes a fight and determines whether it will be fair or not--or they would move to one of those other games.

      I'm more of an industrialist/trader than a ganker, but I still support and appreciate the New Order and their ilk because their activity embodies what truly makes EVE unique. Instead of poking your nose in, poke your eyes and ears in, and see what the fuss is all about.

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    2. Aye, Rammstein has a point. I got into the game myself because of these (in my opinion) narrative-class stories that you really couldn't get out of another MMO. In particular I was drawn to events such as the fall of BoB and roleplaying like CVA, and that is also what is drawing in more and more people as time goes on.

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    3. Which is fine, more power to you. It is just disingenuous to to say Eve has room for everyone, except ( insert group ). Either Eve has room for everyone, or it doesn't. I prefer to believe it does and that all individuals are free to pursue their own play-style. My play-style just happens to include blowing up all the other play-styles.

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    4. "It is just disingenuous to to[sic] say Eve has room for everyone, except ( insert group )."

      Who said that? It would be disingenuous to speak of that possibility without using the subjunctive mood, if no one had actually said that. Did they?

      "Either Eve has room for everyone, or it doesn't."

      It doesn't. Game design involves choices, choices favor certain groups over other groups, hence some groups have a lot of room in EVE, and some don't really have any.

      "I prefer to believe it does and that all individuals are free to pursue their own play-style."

      Free to pursue =/= room. If someone wants to pursue a playstyle which hasn't been left much room by the game designers, then more power to them, in your own words.

      "My play-style just happens to include blowing up all the other play-styles. "

      No, your playstyle just happens to include blowing up *ships* which come into your *zone*, which is far from all the ships, let alone all the playstyles. Targeting players who don't leave highsec, or who don't even really undock, is much more the New Order's bag, surely you can see that.

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  17. Wow! Remove all the defenseless kills and he's a big 28 wins, 245 losses. You losers never cease to amuse, that's a fact!

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    1. Yes, but add in all the kill-less defenses and he's at 4 billion wins, 245 losses. Greatest PvPer of all time, and we didn't realize it till you pointed us in the 'add/subtract based on arbitrary standards' direction. Just kidding, we already knew.

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    2. Putting aside hyperbole, he's very possibly the best PvPer you guys have available. Sad, really....

      BTW, I witnessed events in Balle about 20 hours ago; they've already noticed how inept you all are--they're beginning to stand up to you, recognizing you as the punk cowards you are. Beautiful to behold.

      Especially hilarious was when Crimson Gauntlet simpered out his SOS call, and a fleet of New Order Dork Diddlers showed up, were verbally abused, then all slung away with tails firmly tucked between their legs.

      And what's with this "bot" folderol? The only bots I noticed were the CODE kool-aid sippers spouting their half dozen or so phrases of programmed propaganda, all delivered in monosyllabic words of third grade reading level.

      Anyway, my dear old Pop used to say, "Find something you're good at and stick with it." He'd be proud of you all, sticking to that whole "losing" thing so tightly.

      You go, girls!

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    3. I get it, your dear old Pop told you that you were good at inventing wild tales without any kind of proof, and you've been 'honoring' his memory ever since.

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    4. Nestor, if you feel the need to come here and sperge insults in the safe environment of comments (provided to you by James 315, say thanks), it means that in game you didn't accomplish much against the New Order.

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  18. I wouldn't call it pure "solo" PvP if you count Pharoma. Not that I have anything against multiboxing with alts to scout for you and pull Concord. That, and his method works, no doubt about it. Still, I can go on and on about the "need" for extra accounts in this game, but that's another can of worms.

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